Boston Tea Party tea at Mont Vernon museum

MONT VERNON – The Mont Vernon Historical Society Museum will be open from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, June 10, featuring a spot of tea from the Boston Tea Party. The museum is located on the second floor of Town Hall.

A small portion of tea from one of the chests tipped into the harbor during the infamous Boston Tea Party in 1773 will be on display this year. Ask a docent how it came to the museum.

Another display includes the recent gift of a David Dutton clock that is unlike others in the collection. Dutton was a mechanic who lived in Mont Vernon and designed and built shelf clocks in the mid-1830s. The inner workings were originally made of wood, then later of metal. Other clocks of interest include two rare antique Nutter clocks.

Lamson Farm and Grand Hotel memorabilia, and a quilt made by the King’s Daughters’ organization that includes a square that is more than 150 years old, are also on display.

The museum will be open from 1-4 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month from July through October. There is no charge to visit, although donations are accepted.

– Submitted by Mont Vernon Historical Society